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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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18201 Town Harbour Road -- 5 BR, 5.3 BA
Price: $4,950,000 (8834 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Meredyth Holdenrid | MLS # 4116658 | Active
10325 Washam Potts Road -- 5 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $679,000 (2660 sqft)
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Leslie Bost | MLS # 4109363 | Active
18019 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 6 BR, 7.4 BA
Price: $16,000,000 (15048 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3895525 | Active
18000 Whispering Oaks Drive -- 5 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $8,000,000 (7308 sqft)
Subdivision: Point Largo
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Nestlewood Realty, LLC | MLS # 4002519 | Active
17807 Largo Place -- 4 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $7,895,000 (7176 sqft)
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Re/MaxDiamond Realty | MLS # 4123359 | Active
19419 Tresia Lane -- 7 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $6,950,000 (6932 sqft)
Subdivision: Diane Shores
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4064518 | Active
22350 Country Club Lane -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $6,750,000 (6460 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4097389 | Active
20114 Norman Colony Road -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $4,499,000 (7003 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Colony
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 4073063 | Active
19819 Stough Farm Road -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $4,275,000 (5702 sqft)
Subdivision: Patricks Purchase
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4119593 | Active
17429 Staysail Court -- 7 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $3,999,999 (10458 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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David Hoffman Realty | MLS # 4100651 | Active
20432 Staghorn Court -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $3,950,000 (5330 sqft)
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4018265 | Active
18001 Whispering Oaks Drive -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,750,000 (5527 sqft)
Subdivision: Point Largo
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Southern Charm Realty | MLS # 4109843 | Active
19317 Old Statesville Road -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $3,400,000 (1416 sqft)
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Berkshire Hathaway | MLS # 4096459 | Active
18112 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,150,000 (5950 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4127205 | Active
18612 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 4 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (4681 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Select Premium | MLS # 4084277 | Active
22350 Country Club Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $2,950,000 (2092 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4097714 | Active
18901 Peninsula Club Drive -- 5 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $2,450,000 (6460 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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NorthGroup Real | MLS # 4079386 | Active
18016 Mulligan Lane -- 5 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,250,000 (5226 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Century 21 Lawrie | MLS # 4124908 | Active
18914 Halyard Pointe Lane -- 5 BR, 4 BA
Price: $2,190,000 (4829 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4104672 | Active
18920 Peninsula Club Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,895,000 (5001 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4116371 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

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18837 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $429,000 (864 sqft)
Complex: Dockside
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Paul Yancey | MLS # 4124392 | Active
18107 Amberwood Glen Drive -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $353,000 (1530 sqft)
Subdivision: Alexander Chase
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Clarke Crawford | MLS # 4108436 | Active
19329 Watermark Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,689,000 (2838 sqft)
Complex: Watermark
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4124713 | Active
19329 Watermark Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,559,000 (2864 sqft)
Complex: Watermark
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4112266 | Active
18641 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $849,000 (1375 sqft)
Complex: Villages at Harborside
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K.M.D. Realty Inc. | MLS # 4092221 | Active
18595 Vineyard Point Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $799,900 (1272 sqft)
Complex: The Moorings
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4125117 | Active
18529 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $799,000 (1375 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside
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K.M.D. Realty Inc. | MLS # 4085672 | Active
7425 Mariner Cove Drive -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $689,900 (1559 sqft)
Subdivision: Mariner Villas
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Keller Williams | MLS # 4126858 | Active
18563 Vineyard Point Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $650,000 (1252 sqft)
Complex: The Moorings
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4129254 | Active
7827 Village Harbor Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $629,000 (1087 sqft)
Complex: Villages at Harborside
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Lake Norman Realty, | MLS # 4130009 | Active
8225 Houser Street -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $589,900 (1928 sqft)
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Beycome Brokerage | MLS # 4128561 | Active
10520 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $559,900 (2359 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4113032 | Active
10440 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $559,900 (2359 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4060523 | Active
20027 N Cove Road -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $549,900 (1916 sqft)
Subdivision: St Philip Square
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4127076 | Active
10516 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $499,900 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4102154 | Active
20555 Harbor View Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $479,000 (2471 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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CREB Inc | MLS # 4119520 | Active
18710 Ramsey Cove Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $429,888 (1416 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside Townhomes
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Epique Inc | MLS # 4128079 | Active
18783 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $425,000 (856 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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Kidd Realty | MLS # 4103813 | Active
18824 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $425,000 (1097 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Berkshire Hathaway | MLS # 4119371 | Active
18807 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $421,000 (799 sqft)
Complex: Dockside
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SERHANT | MLS # 4115011 | Active

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